Ok, now I've seen it all

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris_Morris, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. Chris_Morris

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    just a couple people trying to make an easy buck
     
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    I see Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton getting in on this one soon. This society is going to hell in a handbasket.

    J
     
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    Where's that picture throwing down the race card...I need to get a permanent copy of that. I've never heard of the other version of that rhyme either. Unfortunately southwest will probably settle out of court. They should fight this though.
     
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    Oh, no...another frivolous lawsuit.

    Yes, unfortuately that is what the old version of the rhyme was, it is printed that way in books about American folklore.

    But PLEASE, that is not what was intended by the Southwest flight attendent.
    Southwest has always made "joke" remarks.
    They always used to say, "If you are seated
    with a child, or someone acting like a child, please
    put your oxygen mask on FIRST"...and such.
     
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    I thought they might become a little more prim and proper
    after 9/11. Well, they are at the gate.
    But, once you are on the plane, they were still humorous and lighthearted.
    they are a no frills outfit, no assigned seats,
    no food, etc.
    They let you take as many peanut bags as you want, though.
    It was actually relaxing to fly with them because they
    made it fun.
     
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    The next thing will be to sue them if they serve Brazil nuts.
     
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    Well, I've just read up the history of the nursery rhyme in The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (eds. I and P Opie). Before the N-word, other words in common use in the rhyme were 'Frenchman' or 'chicken'. Perhaps the sisters were outraged because they thought the flight attendant was accusing them of being French.

    I would be slightly cautious about this case. It could be that the news clipping has just picked up on one aspect of it, and there are more allegations.
     
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    "The flight attendant says she had never heard the offensive version of the rhyme. She says she used it as a funny way to get passengers to sit down. "

    I was not aware of the offensive version either. Especially the chicken version !!! That would tick me off.

    Scary stuff....
     
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    In order for this to fly in court, they have to prove that the stewardess knew of the offensive version of the rhyme and that she said it with the intent of insulting those two specific women.

    It's a BS case. People are so greedy and stupid.
     
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    Give me ANF'N break Its not that she went


    "RACIAL TERM" MEENIE, "RACIAL TERM" MO please take your seats we have to go. Were there other people standing beside these two girls?
    I guess that these twins had never been on a playground before while some one was picking teams for Dodge ball.


    Kid Thinking


    "Well it's down to Suzie and Tina lets see who should I pick"

    "eenie, meenie, minnie, mo little Suzie has to go"

    "TEACHER...... BILLY IS BEING A RACIST"
     
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    The Lawyers that take these cases are scum anyways.
     
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    It says it happened 2 years ago. Im not sure but isn't there something called statute of limitation or something like that. I could be wrong does anybody know how long it is?
     
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    Long enough for people to get a life.
    If these people were truly the types to be emotionally damaged by such things, they could not live my life, they would never survive.
    This type of thing wouldn't have held water at the elementary school where i taught for eight years.
    We would have said
    Buck up and move on and well...read my sig....
     
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    This is beyond absurd. I swear if I was the only black person getting on the plane and I overheard some flight attendant say "when you came pulling into this airport did you see the sign in the parking lot that said Dead Nigger Storage ? I would have died laughing. People take this racial profiling shit way too seriously. Wasting the court's time over something like this discredits anyone who may have a legit case for discrimination.
     

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